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Author Archives: Davis Blank Furniss

Employment Law Newsletter – February 2014

Welcome to our February 2014 Employment Law Newsletter, keeping you up to date with changes in employment law and informing you of recent case law developments over the last month. CASE LAW DEVELOPMENTS Attendees of our recent Breakfast Briefing ‘ A Word of Warning’ will note the following two cases covering some thorny issues discussed... Read the rest of this entry →

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Why do more couples choose to divorce and separate in January?

The family law department at Davis Blank Furniss typically sees a spike in divorces in the New Year. January is traditionally known as the month where more divorce proceedings are started than at any other time of the year. We will look at the main causes for this surge as well the specialist legal support... Read the rest of this entry →

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Employment Law Newsletter – December 2013

Welcome to our December 2013 Employment Law Newsletter, keeping you up to date with changes in employment law and informing you of recent case law developments. CASE LAW DEVELOPMENTS How important is a diagnosis to a disability discrimination case? ‘Very important ‘ – held the case of Cox –v- Essex County Fire and Rescue Service... Read the rest of this entry →

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Unfair dismissal claims – update

In our last newsletter, we reported on the position regarding statutory caps for compensation for Unfair Dismissal claims. The current cap is fixed at £74,200, but the Secretary of State now has the power to amend the statutory limit at any time. As expected, it has just been announced that the Secretary of State is... Read the rest of this entry →

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Your Questions… July 2013

In every issue of DeBrieF, we try to answer a few questions sent in by our readers.  This month, we’re focussing on Property… Q: I am the freehold owner of a building that is used as a workshop.  Until recently, the building was occupied by an individual under a tenancy at will.  Suddenly, and without... Read the rest of this entry →

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Quick Fire Intro to Personal Injury Trusts from Kate Oldfield…

What is a PI Trust? A personal injury trust is a legally binding arrangement, where funds are held by persons called trustees for the benefit of another or others upon the terms of a document called a trust deed. Who should set one up? They are designed for those people who have been awarded a... Read the rest of this entry →

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Kirsty Morbey Discusses the Hot Topic of Collaborative Law…

Collaborative Law was first established in the UK, approximately 10 years ago.  It originated in the USA and its success quickly spread to Canada and Australia as an alternative way to resolve disputes upon the breakdown of a relationship. Through the support of Resolution in the UK, family solicitors in this country began to train... Read the rest of this entry →

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DeBrieF – July 2013

Welcome to DeBrieF… With the summer holidays nearly upon us – and the sun in the sky – we wanted to publish one last issue of DeBrieF before people start heading off to warmer climates. As ever, the past few months have seen a flurry of activity across the firm with new starters joining our... Read the rest of this entry →

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Employment Law Newsletter – July 2013

Welcome to our July 2013 Employment Law Newsletter, keeping you up to date with changes in employment law and informing you of recent case law developments.  Legislation Updates Whistle-Blowing On 25 June 2013, most of the new provisions in relation to whistle-blowing came into force. The changes consist of: – A worker must have a... Read the rest of this entry →

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Breakfast Briefing – Professional Negligence: What you should know and what you need to know

The task of running a business is virtually impossible without the assistance of “the professionals”; from setting up your business, to buying or leasing commercial premises, to managing your financials,  you have no option but to put your trust in your chosen professionals But what if your “trusted advisor” lets you down, costs you more money,... Read the rest of this entry →

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